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AT VALLE NE­VADO, YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO NEIGH­BOR­ING RE­SORTS YOU CAN PRAC­TI­CALLY TASTE THEM. CHECK THEM OUT WITH THE INTERCONNECT PASS.

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One of the sweet­est deals in South Amer­i­can ski­ing is the Interconnect Pass. If you book a seven-day ho­tel pack­age at Tres Pun­tas, Puerta del Sol, or the Valle Ne­vado Ho­tel, you will re­ceive two Interconnect Passes that pro­vide ac­cess to the ski ar­eas next door: La Parva and El Colorado. This opens up over 7,000 acres of ter­rain, plus tons of ac­cess to sur­round­ing back­coun­try zones. With ac­cess to a com­pa­ra­ble amount of ter­rain as Park City, the largest ski area in the United States, for two days at no ad­di­tional cost, this deal is hard to beat.

To make the most of your time, check out trail maps the night be­fore cross­ing the bor­der into La Parva or El Colorado, or ask around at the hot tub about the best spots to go at ei­ther re­sort. Both ski ar­eas can be ac­cessed from the top of Valle Ne­vado’s An­des Ex­press lift (pic­tured above), but the sprawl­ing lift sys­tems at the other re­sorts—in­clud­ing T-bars criss­cross­ing be­neath quad lifts—can be tricky to ef­fi­ciently nav­i­gate. El Colorado is more mel­low over­all, while La Parva has a more di­verse menu of runs, in­clud­ing hike-to ter­rain com­pa­ra­ble to Shake and Twist, the most dif­fi­cult runs at Valle Ne­vado.

The high­light of a trip to ei­ther of the neigh­bor­ing re­sorts is a chance to check out dif­fer­ent on-slope ameni­ties, in­clud­ing the San­ti­aguino-pre­ferred La Parva. Af­ter a day or two of ex­plor­ing, don’t for­get to pay it for­ward when you re­turn with ad­vice to oth­ers in the hot tub back at Valle Ne­vado.

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